Free Online Conference Just for Catholic Moms A brand new experience for moms is coming March 6 – 9 that is designed to meet their needs and daily demands. Catholic Conference 4 Moms will be hosting an online conference entirely for free! Diocese of St. Augustine One Faith, One Family Special Message from Bishop Estévez on Sunday of the Word of God Pope Francis has declared the third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 26 this year, Sunday of the Word of God, a special day devoted to “the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God.” Watch the video below for message from Bishop Felipe Estévez about this special day of prayer. At a press conference […] St. Luke Respect Life Forum features diverse local speakers St. Luke Parish (1606 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg) will host a Respect Life Forum on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parish hall. The forum will feature a number of local speakers, including Dr. Jason Phillips, Father Leonard Chuwa, Mary Huston, and pastor of St. Luke Parish Father Andy Blaszkowski as […] USCCB and FCCB File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Urging New Trial of Death Row Inmate WASHINGTON— On January 17, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of James M. Dailey, an inmate on Florida’s death row, urging a new trial in his case due to persuasive evidence […] National Prayer Vigil for Life In Nation’s Capital, January 23-24 WASHINGTON—The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday, January 23 to Friday, January 24, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Over 20,000 pilgrims from around the nation are expected to gather there and pray for an end to abortion before the annual March for Life on the […] 9 Days for Life Unites Catholics Nationwide in Prayer for the Protection of Life WASHINGTON—Catholics nationwide are preparing to pray 9 Days for Life, the annual pro-life novena beginning this year on January 21. In the Catholic Church, a ‘novena’ consists of prayers or actions over nine successive days. The pro-life novena is an opportunity for recollection and reparation in observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Supreme […] A Renewed Call to a Culture of Life on the Tragic Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Bishop Felipe Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine joined the Catholic Bishops of Florida in releasing the following statement in somber recognition of the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. In Catholic dioceses in the U.S., Jan. 22 is designated a Day of Prayer for the legal protection of […] Updated Statement on McCarrick Residing in the Diocese Rumors that the former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has moved to Jacksonville and is staying at a priest retirement facility in the Diocese of St. Augustine are absolutely false. The diocese has made no arrangements for McCarrick to stay at any of its church-owned properties. The diocese does not know the whereabouts of McCarrick, and it […] Christmas Giving and Receiving By Lorraine Thompson This past Christmas season was full of giving back, being generous and serving those in need. Despite a setback, one parish in the Diocese of St. Augustine still managed to answer to call to holiday service. Each year parishioners and visitors to St. Anastasia Catholic Church on Anastasia Island participate in a […] National Migration Week is Jan. 5-11 Globally, there are more than 70 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to political instability, violence, and economic hardship. Pope Francis has challenged people to move from a culture of “indifference” to a culture of solidarity, which will help them to embrace the poor and marginalized, and those struggling to […] A Celebration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral On April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as the Notre-Dame Cathedral was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire. A new book titled, Notre Dame de Pari: a Celebration of the Cathedral by Kathy Borrus, offers a fascinating look at this landmark cathedral for the last nine centuries. It has stood as a silent witness […] Click Here to view News from the Diocese of St. Augustine.